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Title The Uses of experiment : studies in the natural sciences / edited by David Gooding, Trevor Pinch, Simon Schaffer
Published Cambridge <Cambridgeshire> ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989


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Description xvii, 481 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. Instruments in Experiments: 1. Scientific instruments: models of brass and aids to discovery -- 2. Glass works: Newton's prisms and the uses of experiment -- 3. A viol of water or a wedge of glass -- Part II. Experiment and Argument: 4. Galileo's experimental discourse -- 5. Fresnel, Poisson and the white spot: the role of successful predictions in the acceptance of scientific theories -- 6. The rhetoric of experiment -- Part III. Representing and Realising: 7. 'Magnetic curves' and the magnetic field: experimentation and representation in the history of a theory -- 8. Artificial clouds, real particles -- 9. Living in the material world -- 10. Justification and experimentation -- Part IV. The Constituency of Experiment: 11. Extraordinary experiment: electricity and the creation of life in Victorian England -- 12. Why did Britain join CERN? -- Part V. Hallmarks of Experiment: 13. From Kwajalein to Armageddon? Testing and the social construction of missile accuracy -- 14. The epistemology of experiment -- Select bibliography -- Name index -- Subject index
Analysis Science Methodology
Science Methodology - Philosophical perspectives
Notes Includes indexes
Selected papers from a meeting in Bath in 1985 which have been substantially revised
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 461-467
Subject Science -- Experiments -- Philosophy.
Science -- Methodology -- Case studies.
Science -- methods.
Author Gooding, David, 1947-
Pinch, Trevor, 1952-
Schaffer, Simon, 1955-
LC no. 88011630
ISBN 0521331854
0521337682 (paperback)